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I'm doing the following command which gives me all the matching entries,but i'd like to see only the filename,not the full path,so i'm doing this..
[root@accountingdb scripts]# ls --format single-column /var/www/html/CSA20June/B_Berg/*20080620*
but i only want the filename(ipB_Berg200806200001.cgi) returned.
IS there some way in ls to throw away the full path, and only list the filename? I went through the man pages, but i could not find anything. I've tried some pipe commands to grep as well, but my grep skills is not nearly good enough it seems.
ls -1 is what you're actually doing (-1 overrides the other parameter)
Neither of those work on my machine...
$ ls /home/user/comps/srv1/chassis/*
$ ls -1 /home/user/comps/srv1/chassis/*
$ ls -m1 /home/user/comps/srv1/chassis/*
$ ls /home/user/comps/srv1/chassis/* | xargs -n1 basename
The man page for -1 says "list one file per line" and for -m says "fill width with a comma separated list of entries", neither of which claim to do what the OP is asking, and neither of which actually do what the OP is asking either (at least not on my machine).
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 06-14-2013 at 04:02 PM.
Well, yes, you shouldn't really parse the output of 'ls', because it can, potentially, be quite variable over releases and with different set-ups, but just this once...
i) Does 'ls -D -1' do what you are asking for? I can't say that I know all that much about 'dired' mode, but superficially the output looks quite similar to what you are asking for, once it has been put into single column mode. Obviously, all the warnings of imminent doom, bad karma and possibly even garden gnomes and stone cladding, from the wooledge link apply.
ii) If you were going to parse the 'path...filename' output to just give 'filename', you would want to use 'basename' to strip, errr, the basename from the full path string (while busily noting, but ignoring for this application, its partner 'dirname'). I don't see any case whatever for doing this, but you should probably note the existence of basename/dirname in case that you have need of them, in future.